We just wrapped up our first week of school and wow, was it a doozy. Today I’m sharing some reads to put the spring back in your step.
My favorite finds from around the web:
• She’s 98. He’s 94. They met at the gym. “Age doesn’t mean a damn thing to me or to Gert. We don’t see it as a barrier. We still do what we want to do in life.” Your good vibes for the weekend.
• Chefs say a dishwasher can make or break a restaurant. So I signed up for a shift. “You can’t have a successful service … without a great dishwasher.” This fascinating piece explores why a restaurant is only as good as the person washing the dishes.
• Annie Dillard’s classic essay: ‘Total Eclipse’. “Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.”
Weirdly, our tomato plants are actually producing tomatoes this year. They’re situated out of sight on the side of the house where I tend to forget about them, and benign neglect is apparently exactly what they need. I shared this shot of our tomato harvest on instagram and asked for help, and WOW did you all respond with a million (okay, 128) great ideas for what to do with them. Thank you!
On the blog:
One year ago: Reading as a couple + the best books YOU read this summer. This remains one of your favorite episodes of What Should I Read Next.
Two years ago: What’s your unfair advantage? (and how I read so much).
Three years ago: Walking in circles. “Sometimes our paths crossed just long enough to high five; sometimes our paths ran together for a stretch; sometimes we literally couldn’t be farther apart.”
Four years ago: The book isn’t better than the movie.
Have a great weekend!